A woman's work is never done
A woman must often work longer hours than a man. This comes from an old rhymed couplet:
Man may work from sun to sun,
But woman's work is never done.
Never Use These Phrases At WorkRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
A woman fights off a bear with a “courgette.” What is a courgette” and why is it funny?According to the British tabloid the Daily Mirror, a quick-thinking Montana woman fended off a bear attack with a 14-inch courgette. Is this some sort of ax, shovel, or broom? No. Here’s a hint: a courgette is perfect sautéed in garlic and butter. If you are of British extraction, you may recognize the weapon of necessity as the humble yet prolific zucchini. A green variety of summer …
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